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Department Of Eagles

Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus

Also known as Dept. Of Eagles‎
Members of Department Of Eagles: Daniel Rossen, Fred Nicolaus, Grizzly Bear
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Discography of Department Of Eagles:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 The Whitey On The Moon UK LP 13 Track list 2003-10-21
2 The Cold Nose 13 Track list 2005-11-28 Melodic
3 Romo-Goth 4 Track list 2006-08-28 Melodic
4 In Ear Park 11 Track list 2008-10-07 4AD
5 No One Does It Like You 2 Track list 2008-10-00 4AD
6 In Ear Park 11 Track list 2008 4AD
7 Archive 2003-2006 11 Track list 2010-07-20 American Dust
8 The Cold Nose 17 Track list 2007-07-31 American Dust
9 Archive 2003-2006 24 Track list 2010 American Dust
10 Archive 2003-2006 11 Track list 2010 Bella Union
11 In Ear Park 11 Track list 2008 4AD
12 Isota Records 11 Track list 2010 Bella Union
13 Sailing By Night 2 Track list 2006-09-25 Melodic

Fred Nicolaus and Daniel Rossen met in 2000, when they were assigned as each other's roommates during their freshman year at New York University. During their spring semester, they began experimenting with samples, recording software and guitars, making music with the atmospheric sweep of symphonic and electronic pop and the intimacy of folk. Initially, Rossen and Nicolaus intended their music to be heard just by their friends, but California indie label Isota Records released the duo's debut EP, Mo' Tussin, in 2002 and The Noam Chomsky Spring Break EP the following year. Those EPs, plus some extra studio records, were compiled to make The Whitney on the Moon UK LP, which Isota also issued in 2003. However, upon discovering a San Francisco band also with the name the Whitey on the Moon, Rossen and Nicolaus changed their project's name to Department of eagles, and the album's name was changed to The Cold Nose and issued in the UK by Melodic in 2005 and reissued in the US with four bonus tracks by American Dust in 2007. Meanwhile, in 2004, Rossen joined Grizzly Bear in time to contribute tracks to their breakthrough album, 2006's Yellow House; that year, Department of Eagles' odds-and-ends EP A Johnny Glaze Christmas: Classical Snatches and Samples a Go-Go was released. During that time, Rossen and Nicolaus continued to work on tracks, gathering enough material for an album by late 2007. Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and Christopher bear, as well as bassist Nat Baldwin, joined Rossen and Nicolaus for the sessions, which were completed in spring 2008. The resulting album, In Ear Park, was inspired by Rossen's late father and released by 4AD that fall. The odds-and-ends collection Archive 2003-2006, which included tracks from their aborted sophomore album and pieces that were later used by Grizzly Bear, arrived in 2010.

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